Jalaru

Fine art photography by Jalaru

Photographic Print Series

Karratha, Western Australia 2021

The abstract of visions of what my ancestors were accustomed haunt my creative mind, the emotional connection to suffering and surviving echoes my own life and through these works I allow you to feel the pain of history that has been silenced through prosperity and ignorance.

Associate your humanity with those women and men who unwillingly collected shell and faced death all for foreign interests with a disregard for our people’s wellbeing while you start your own journey to illuminate the dark history of this country.

Drift
SCAR 3
Michael Jalaru Torres
2021
Photographic Print
Hahnemuhle German Etching Paper (310gsm)
841mm x 5900 mm
Edition of 5
unframed
1 (sold) – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5
Generations drift silently, history echoing the scars left by the greed of stolen wealth.
Token
SCAR 3
Michael Jalaru Torres
2021
Hahnemuhle German Etching Paper (310gsm)
841mm x 5900 mm
A1 841mm x 5900 mm
Edition of 5
unframed
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5
Plucked from dust and soil to soak beneath salt and sea for another’s ornament.
Beneath
SCAR 3
Michael Jalaru Torres
2021
Photographic Print
Hahnemuhle German Etching Paper (310gsm)
841mm x 5900 mm
Edition of 5
unframed
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5
Beneath land and sea rests the history of industry of blood and lustre.
Somnolence
SCAR 3
Michael Jalaru Torres
2021
Photographic Print
Hahnemuhle German Etching Paper (310gsm)
841mm x 5900 mm
Edition of 5
unframed
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5
Stillness in tranquillity distention awaits the sunrise.
Cardinal
SCAR 3
Michael Jalaru Torres
2021
Photographic Print
Hahnemuhle German Etching Paper (310gsm)
841mm x 5900 mm
Edition of 5
unframed
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5
Mourning the souls that adrift amongst the calm,
she cries for those on shore who listen to the incoming tide for her song.
Dispossession
SCAR 3
Michael Jalaru Torres
2021
Photographic Print
Hahnemuhle German Etching Paper (310gsm)
841mm x 5900 mm
Edition of 5
unframed
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5
Suffering the monochromatic resonances of the sea of lost souls.
Prenatal
SCAR 3
Michael Jalaru Torres
2021
Photographic Print
Hahnemuhle German Etching Paper (310gsm)
841mm x 5900 mm
Edition of 5
unframed
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5
Ochre bleeds dry the seasonal hues, the infant’s breath drowned with hymns of nativity.
Vessel
SCAR 3
Michael Jalaru Torres
2021
Photographic Print
Hahnemuhle German Etching Paper (310gsm)
841mm x 5900 mm
Edition of 5
unframed
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5
Across the sea a figure of the unknown world carves the salted land claiming uncharted lies for foreign bounty.
Drown
SCAR 3
Michael Jalaru Torres
2021
Photographic Print
Hahnemuhle German Etching Paper (310gsm)
841mm x 5900 mm
Edition of 5
unframed
1 (sold) – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5
The unheard voices orchestrate beyond the sea, echoing below the surface.
Christening
SCAR 3
Michael Jalaru Torres
2021
Photographic Print
Hahnemuhle German Etching Paper (310gsm)
841mm x 5900 mm
Edition of 5
unframed
1 – 2 – 3 – 4 – 5
Behind the lustre of shell, awash of brine remains the truth of ignorance.

You can purchase the catalgue here: https://au.blurb.com/b/10620406